Being a labour intensive industry, it is not surprising that the construction industry is one of the least digitised sectors globally. It lags behind other industries in adopting new digital innovations and technology, and as a result, construction labour productivity is often found wanting.
There exists an immediate need to invest in new technology and create tools that could cut costs, increase efficiencies, and ensure projects are completed on time.
AR Increasingly Gaining Traction
One technology that is increasingly getting attention within the construction sector is Augmented Reality (AR). While it is often paired with Virtual Reality (VR), these two technologies are not to be confused as each has its own unique uses.
Essentially, AR is a live, copied view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input.
While the technology has been used in video games for years, it is only recently making waves in the construction industry, offering immense opportunities to improve the project lifecycle.